Threepence 1960, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Threepence 1960, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinThreepence 1960

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 4,000,000 (4.0 million) , Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
New Zealand / Threepence 1960 - obverse photo

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the effigy by Mary Gillick known as the "First portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G., appear incuse on the base of the neck truncation. The monarch's legend QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND + runs continuously all around the bust.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Reverse
New Zealand / Threepence 1960 - reverse photo

Two carved patu (Maori weapons) crossed with lanyards or throngs attached; between their blades, the value and denomination 3d (abbreviation for "three pence"); above, NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1960; the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND 3d 1960
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Threepence 1960: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Threepence 1960: References to Information Used
All (31) coins of type: Threepence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1933 6,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1934 6,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1935 40,364 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1936 2,760,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1937 2,880,200 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1939 3,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1940 2,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1941 1,760,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1942 3,120,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1943 4,400,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1944 2,840,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1945 2,520,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1946 6,080,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1947 6,400,020 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1948 4,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1950 800,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1951 3,600,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1952 8,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1953 4,007,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1954 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1955 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1956 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1957 8,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1958 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1959 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1960 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1961 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1962 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1963 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1964 6,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1965 4,225,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Threepence 1960: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Issued1960
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Total Mintage4,000,000 (4.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size16.2600 mm
Mass1.4138 g
OCC IDWLGV-BOLD-CKNP-OMPX
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Threepence 1960: Photos
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Threepence 1960: Photo Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1960 / thumbnail Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1960
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